Social Security Disability
At the Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith, we’ve been assisting New England’s disabled (with offices in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire) with their Social Security disability claims, and appeals if necessary, for 28 years. Over the course of the last 15 years, the number of Social Security recipients nationwide has grown from approximately 5.2 million to just under 9 million individuals: to a large extent related to the aging of the baby boomer generation. During that period of time, the approval rate for initial applications before the Social Security Administration has gone from 46% in 1991 to what has been recorded as just over 30% as of January, 2016. Thus, having the benefit of an experienced and aggressive Social Security Lawyer has become all the more important over the years, and the earlier on in the process, the better.
Knowing that you have the benefit of a lawyer from the very beginning who, if necessary, will fight for your case on appeal to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve, will provide you with the sense of comfort at a time when you have enough to handle with the medical conditions that have caused you to go out of work. This is not to mention the financial concerns that are impacting you and your family. While getting started with a claim may seem overwhelming, we will work with you each step of the way to ensure that your case is pushed forward with the appropriate documentation and in an expedited manner.
Should your case need to proceed to hearing, Attorney Goldsmith has personally handled 1000’s of cases over his career and will work with you, on a personal level, so to make sure the proper evidence has been gathered and presented and the proper legal theories are explored and ultimately argued both through his brief writing and his oral argument and presentation of your case at hearing. He will properly prepare you for hearing and personally attend your hearing should that prove necessary. Likewise, Attorney Goldsmith is knowledgeable of the other related areas of law, such as the laws pertaining to workers’ compensation, personal injury and long term disability insurance, so as to be able to advise how those related cases (and the receipt of benefits related to those types of claims) may impact your particular base (and vice versa).
Unlike Social Security advocacy services, which are comprised of non-lawyers who have not attended law school and have not gone to law school so as to learn the basics of the legal system and how it operates, Attorney Goldsmith is a licensed lawyer admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire who appears in Social Security disability hearings regularly at the Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review in Maine (including appearing at hearing sites in Portland, Maine, Augusta, Maine and Bangor, Maine), in Massachusetts (including appearing at hearing sites in Boston, MA, Lawrence, MA, Worcester, MA and Springfield, MA) and in New Hampshire (including appearing at hearing sites in Manchester, NH and Brattleboro, Vt).
When you obtain the services of the Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith, you’ve sent a message that you’re serious about the attorney representing you and the case you’re presenting. You’ll rest better once you see the efforts we will be undertaking from your behalf shortly upon getting involved.